For anyone that uses the beautiful park in St Andrews, Bristol. We want to keep it beautiful and an asset for the local people and those who travel from further away to enjoy activities including paddling, sliding, walking, scooting, running or just sitting!

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Scammer warning

Posted by Leroy Bogle on April 23, 2022 at 8:28 0 Comments

Received the email below which initially appeared to be from another "friend of St Andrews Park" but no user exists on the members search and it's a name often used for scams. There may have been a data breach or some bot just trawling through the member details?

Joseph Mclaughlin added a comment to your profile on Friends Of St Andrews Park ------------

Good Day,



How is everything with you, I picked interest on you after going…

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Bristol Parks Forum

Posted by Jo Corke on March 28, 2022 at 14:22 8 Comments

Bristol Parks Forum is the umbrella organisation for community park groups and organisations in the city with an interest in their local parks and green spaces.



You can find their website here  In the Meetings section you will find the…

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MUGA Consulation

Posted by Anna Raphael on August 11, 2021 at 14:56 1 Comment

I've heard that there is a consultation about a MUGA area in the park. How can I find it and contribute? (I'm not on Facebook!)
Thanks

membership of the website

Posted by Fo SAP on November 2, 2020 at 10:48 1 Comment

For information: Anyone can apply to join the website; the applications are looked at to try to ascertain if they are real or spam, and mostly we spot spammers.

However Maris aka Stella  made a reasonable application and was admitted; that proved to be a mistake.

Please ignore any messages from that person.

Thanks to those who have already contacted us.

We have deleted that person.

Jo Corke

Lichens in the Park

Posted by Jo Corke on November 18, 2019 at 17:02 8 Comments

Welcome to the Lichen Blog.  

The lichens in the park are doing well on trees trunks, branches, fences and even on the concrete and some of the paths.  Lichens often favour just one or two of these habitats.

The high winds (Nov 2010 and…

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BCR Community Partnership

Posted by Fo SAP on September 18, 2019 at 13:56 2 Comments

BCR CP Next meeting Wednesday 20th November, 7pm - 9pm

at Redland Parish Halls, Redland Green Road



This Community Partnership is for the…

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Street Scene

Posted by Fo SAP on August 21, 2018 at 11:53 0 Comments

Street Scene

The BCR Street Scene Group is a group of local volunteers who work, together and separately, to

  • spot and report problems, such as overflowing waste bins, ‘fly-tipping’, graffiti tagging, pot-holes, roads that need sweeping. dog fouling, hedges that…
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wildlife area

Posted by Alison Griffies on June 26, 2018 at 13:45 1 Comment

This piece in the Guardian's Country Diary is very apt: all about Moon Daisies of which there are many in the wild area of the park https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jun/26/country-diary-delighted-by-daisies-allendale-northumberland

BCC freeze on non-essential spending.

Posted by Fo SAP on December 2, 2016 at 18:12 1 Comment

  We have received the following message from Gemma Dando, BCC there is particularly disappointing news about the Head of Parks role. Three members of the BPF committee had taken part in the recent recruitment process.

 

I…

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Pesticides in Parks

Posted by Fo SAP on November 12, 2016 at 17:00 2 Comments

During 2016 BCC conducted some trials of glyphosate-free maintenance of parks and open spaces.

St Andrews Park volunteered to trial no glyphosate treatment of the Spiral florals near the Leopold Road side of the park.

An interim report on the trial has been produced by BCC.

This is also a  …

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Latest Activity

A photo by Fo SAP was featured

Police in park May 2022

We welcome their presence; they were helping children with their bikes, among other activities.
May 8
A discussion started by Fo SAP was featured

Minutes 13.4.22 AGM and committee meetings

The minutes of the meetings on 13th April 2022 are here.These minutes include the AGM and the committee meeting which followed the AGM.See More
Apr 28
Leroy Bogle posted a blog post

Scammer warning

Received the email below which initially appeared to be from another "friend of St Andrews Park" but no user exists on the members search and it's a name often used for scams. There may have been a data breach or some bot just trawling through the member details?Joseph Mclaughlin added a comment to your profile on Friends Of St Andrews Park ------------Good Day,How is everything with you, I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and deemed it necessary to write you…See More
Apr 23
Emily Clarke left a comment for Emily Clarke
"No"
Apr 20
Jo Corke posted an event
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City Nature Challenge at In the park - and beyond

April 29, 2022 at 2am to May 2, 2022 at 12pm
Wildlife Challenge Bristol and Bath city region is taking part in City Nature Challenge, a worldwide wildlife recording project. Join this year´s City Nature Challenge, an epic global mission to record as much wildlife as possible. Share your observations of the nature all around us, using your iNaturalist app- from the 29th April to 2nd May 2022 and help us to record wildlife in our neighbourhoods!Get involved with us! Find out more here:…See More
Apr 19
Mary Johnston commented on Fo SAP's group St Andrew’s Park & Kildare Bowling Club
"The bowls season is about to start and our first game is Saturday 23rd April at home.  We have practice sessions on Monday 1 to 3 pm and Thursday 6.30 to 8,30 so if you would like to give bowls a try please come and join us. "
Apr 11
A photo by Simon Randolph was featured
Apr 6
Jo Corke commented on Jo Corke's blog post Bristol Parks Forum
"Newsletter 310 In this update:  RHS It's Your Neighbourhood Ecological Emergency Consultation on Cycling and Walking Infrastructure i-Naturalist & City Nature Challenge How Should the Downs be Managed? Ashton Court Estate Conservation…"
Mar 28
Nicky joined Jo Corke's group
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Wildlife group

Welcome to the wildlife page.See More
Mar 22
Jo Corke commented on Simon Randolph's photo
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Toad spawn in the pond, March 7th '22

"Toad spawn in long chains... best left in the pond for all of us to follow the development; Depending on the water temperature, eggs hatch in three days to two weeks and tiny black tadpoles emerge. Eggs hatch faster in warmer water.  Toad…"
Mar 16
Jo Corke commented on Simon Randolph's photo
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Bumblebee queen (probably Buff-tailed bumblebee) foraging for crocus pollen in the park, March 7th '22

"Good to see that the park is providing some early food for our pollinators."
Mar 16
Jo Corke commented on Jo Corke's blog post Bristol Parks Forum
"Newsletter 309 In this update: Parks Forum Meeting Sat 26th February 2022 Presentation on planning related issues from Saturday’s meeting New writing wanted on city centre green spaces i-Naturalist KWAG Landmark Student Survey Climate and…"
Mar 16

Wellington bomber memorial appeal - a fitting success

Many thanks to everyone who helped with the successful appeal.

The total income after we receive the final instalment from Bristol City Council will be £5,173.03. Of this we spent £3,982.87. The cost of the memorial itself, including installation, was £3,932.50.

This will leave us with the sum of £1,190.16 for maintenance and improvement to the memorial site area.

The £1,190.16 will be kept in with the FoSAP current account, but treated as ring-fenced funding.

 

Further information about the Wellington bomber that crashed into St. Andrews Park on 30th April 1941 can be found here

Video footage of the memorial service can be found here:

 

http://www.wellingtont2905.co.uk/memorials.html

 

Bristol Parks Forum

Bristol Parks Forum is the umbrella organisation for community park groups and organisations in the city with an interest in their local parks and green spaces.

https://friendsofstandrewspark.ning.com/profiles/blogs/bristol-parks-forum

Thanks to all those who signed the petition - Save Fay’s cafe

 
 
 

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FoSAP would like to thank Bishopston Matters for their continued support.

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